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Revelations: How this Adair Co. invention helped save the Union

2017-07-10 - Cody, Wyoming - Photo by Rollin Knifley.
As much of the rest of the story we can process will be posted this morning. Perhaps others will know about this weapon, who invented it, and its role in helping to bring the Civil War and the preserving the Union. Learning about it for the first time from Rollin Knifley made my day on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Everyone who's read Jerry Moss Rogers' history (See: Jerry Moss Rogers' book is one of best on early families, Gradyville, and the flood knows about Solomon Baker, perhaps Adair County's most famous gunsmith. But only a rare few know the men behind this shoulder-fire weapon and its role in ending the War Between the States. Those who do are welcome to send comments and guesses. Check back often this morning; even though life returned to 'normal' for we hobbits this morning, there's still a lot going on and we're pedaling - posting - as fast as we can. - EW.
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